Fall 2021 Student profile
We're looking for your insatiable curiosity and drive to build a better world. Many of our transfer students come from community colleges across California. Others arrive from colleges and universities across the country and around the world, ready to join a student body that thrives on challenging assumptions and overturning the status quo.
The ranges shown reflect the middle 50% of our fall 2021 admitted transfer students. Among this pool of admitted transfer students, 25% also had a GPA higher than the range posted here, and 25% had lower.
Transfer Major Preparation
Students planning to transfer must complete the minimum major preparation coursework to be considered for admission into the major. Applicants for this list of departments will be screened for the number of preparatory coursework completed, the grades earned in that coursework and the cumulative GPA.
UniversityLink is a pathway to a premier four-year university by way of community college. To participate in UniversityLink, you must attend one of a small group of local partner community colleges.
International applicants must meet the same transfer requirements for admission as any other transfer applicant in addition to the international requirements.
Triton Talk webinars aim to give students planning to apply to UC San Diego the opportunity to virtually engage and learn more about what makes our university stand out.
Join us to celebrate National Transfer Student Week. Register for these special Triton Talk webinars.
- National Transfer Student Week Admissions Workshop and Q&A
- National Transfer Student Week Academic Department Resource Fair
You can also watch the recordings of previous Triton Talks such as:
The UC San Diego College System
Learn about UC San Diego's unique College System, including an overview of each college and tips for ranking the colleges on the UC Application. Bring your questions - Admissions Officers and current students will be available to answer your questions!
Live Virtual Tour
Virtually transport yourself to UC San Diego! Join current students as they guide you, in real time, across the UC San Diego campus.
Live Virtual Tours are an hour long and are offered at various times. Please see the calendar to find available dates and times.
Interested in learning more about life at
Please note: this digital viewbook is optimized for viewing on a laptop or desktop.
A non-interactive version is available as well.
Look for these items for additional content: